Posts by trump control

Maintaining trump control By Jay Becker

By Ana Roth • 14 April, 2017

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Maintaining trump control is the key to most hands played in a suit contract. Declarer must watch his step when repeated ruffs weaken his trump position.

Trump management By Jay Becker

By Ana Roth • 26 January, 2017

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Trump management is sometimes a trickish affair. To lose control of trumps is often fatal and that is why….

Shortening Declarer’s Trumps? By Barbara Seagram

By Ana Roth • 7 January, 2017

Rule: When you as a defender have four of declarer’s trumps, you should lead your longest other (non-trump) suit in hopes that declarer is short in that suit.

A Bridge Lesson by Jay Becker

By Ana Roth • 3 January, 2017

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Maintaining trump control is the key to most hands played in a suit contract.

Set Up the Side Suit By Frank Stewart

By Frank Stewart • 9 October, 2016

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This week’s deals involve the idea of “trump control”: preserving enough trumps so you can safely establish and cash your other winners.

Trump Control By Richard Pavlicek

By Richard Pavlicek • 28 June, 2016

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Declarer’s goal in the great majority of suit contracts is to maintain trump control, the ability to draw the enemy small trumps and enjoy his winners in the side suits.

Using a Side Suit to Control Trumps By PHILLIP ALDER

By Phillip Alder • 26 February, 2016

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If you asked bridge aficionados to name the three greatest players of all time, Benito Garozzo would be on almost everyone’s list.

Maintaining Trump Control by Steve Becker

By Ana Roth • 12 September, 2015

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Trump control is a key factor in many deals, but it is not exclusively the province of the declarer.

The Control of the Trump Suit by Tim Seres

By Ana Roth • 2 October, 2014

Tim Seres and Mary McMahon at the 2000 Gold Coast Congress

The vital point of technique illustrated here is not to ruff in …Foto: Tim Seres and Mary McMahon at the 2000 Gold Coast Congress

Trump Control – Lesson Notes

By Ana Roth • 23 May, 2013

Ozdil-Katz School of Bridge

Our lesson is about planning the play in a suit contract. For planning a trump contract we must…